Lucideon Certifies Keele University’s Energy Management System to ISO 50001

The Challenge

Keele University is taking a number of actions to embed environmental sustainability into the everyday life of its University community. As part of its commitment to sustainability Keele asked Lucideon (formally known as CICS) to certify its Energy Management System (EnMS) to ISO 50001.

What We Provided

As a member of EAUC, Lucideon has worked extensively with the education sector, both to certify management systems and to provide sustainability assurance, including verifying carbon footprints and sustainability reports.

Lucideon assessed the University’s Energy Management System which currently covers a combination of academic buildings, classrooms, lecture theatres, restaurants/cafes, teaching labs, kitchens and the estates activities for the academic buildings and encompasses the work environments of approximately 1650 staff and 10000 students.

Value to the Client

Keele University is now one of the first universities in the UK to have its EnMS certified to the internationally-recognised standard. Helped by the energy management specialists, digitalenergy, the university implemented the EnMS in order to achieve continual improvement in energy performance.

Tim Watts, Operations Manager at Lucideon, says:

‘With rising energy costs, proactive energy management is a necessity for any university these days. As well as helping to manage energy better, focusing on this area also leads to environmental benefits, such as the reduction of carbon emissions, something which prospective students factor into their choice of where to study.

‘Keele University has done a great job in implementing their EnMS with support from digitalenergy in less than 12 months and by opting to have it certified, they’re not only showing that it stands up to scrutiny, they’re also investing in the improvements which continual monitoring brings.’

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